September 2011 - Beth Desnick '82


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Because of her tireless efforts to encourage her Macalester classmates and Twin Cities alumni to get involved in their alma mater and her enthusiasm for Mac, Beth Desnick '82 is September’s Macbassador of the Month.

Since reconnecting with Macalester in 2004, Beth has served as a reunion committee member and as chairperson of the Twin Cities' Grand Society Committee, written email appeals to classmates, assisted with college publications, and hosted alumni events. She currently serves as Class of 1982 Class Agent and is a Summit Society member.

"An appeal letter I received from another alum in 2004 inspired me to make my first Grand Society gift to the Annual Fund," Beth says. When she was asked to also become a volunteer soon after, "It was an easy 'Yes.' I loved Macalester when I was there as a student," she says, "I'm so happy there's a way for me to still feel like I'm a part of the college."

Beth says she continues to meet many Macalester students, faculty, and staff, all of whom contribute to her belief that Macalester is fantastic and worthy of support. "It's easy to see how our support makes an impact on the quality of the school," she says, "and to see how communication between alums is one of the best ways to inspire that support."

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